Bangkok International Digital Content Festival 2014: ASEAN Creativity Unites

Bangkok, 13 June 2014:  “Bangkok International Digital Content Festival 2014” in conjunction with Bangkok Comic Con by BEC TERO True Vision will take place on 4 – 6 July 2014 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.

The 1st Bangkok International Digital Content Festival is organized by Software Industry Promotion Agency (Public Organization) (SIPA), Thailand Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in coordination with 5 major digital content associations namely Thai Animation and Computer Graphics Association (TACGA), Digital Content association of Thailand (DCAT), Thai Game Association (TGA), e-learning association of Thailand (e-Lat) and ACM SIGGRAPH Bangkok Chapter

The exhibition is showcasing creativity and latest development of Thailand digital content industry including animation, game, e learning app and visual effect development. Seminar and workshop sessions for developers are on schedule.

The goal is to sharpen industry understanding, to give inspiration, and to unveil opportunity in local and international markets to attendants and audiences.

A parallel event is an ultimate business matching session to be held from 4 – 5 July at Centara Grand at Central World. The event is uniting overseas influential buyers, decision makers, distributors and digital players with selected Thai content developers. It is a tantalizing business plantform   for a range of co-production, outsourcing projects and other business cooperation -- the first ASEAN epicentre of digital content landscape to find future partners and broaden business base for all participants.

“This project collaborate between government and private sector. This is a great opportunity for us to move forward to AEC and bring Digital Content to become a major collaboration center with ASEAN Countries.” Addressed Ms.Areewan Haorangsi International Advisor representative of Minister of Information and Communication Technology.

“As world digital content industry revenue has been growing significantly in the past decades, our industry has made considerable progress at home and overseas. Our developers are now creating content which rivals the output of the major Western companies. The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) working hand in hand with public and private organizations promote Thai industry in the global arena.” addressed Mrs. Nuntawan Sakuntanaga, Director General of the Department of International Trade Promotion.     “I have a firm confidence in Thai companies which are now fully equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities, skilled crews with artistic acumen and technical savoir-faire and international production experience. Al in all, our know-how, creativity and technical proficiency are second to none.”

Mr.Trairat Chatkeaw, President of SIPA “SIPA hope to increase growth of digital content industry and become a major drive in ASEAN. SIPA’s mission develop professional, digital content product, increasing intense rivalry among digital market. From these mission, SIPA willing to accomplish the market achievement to increase domestic income. There are over 40 buyers from international countries come with the expectation of generating income over 250 million baht”

Mr.Nopparat  Maythaveekulchai, President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau “also support that TCEB was highly welcome international delegations on MICE in international level; especially digital contents, which is being interested in public. The warmth welcome will be delivered to international delegates and it will be result to an increasing of Thai’s economy which is align with organizing committee.”

 The topic of Thai Digital Content industry performance by Nitipat Somsaman, President and Associations (TACGA/ TGA/ DCAT/ e-LAT/ BASA” representative TACGA/ TGA/ DCAT/ e-LAT/ BASA

 “Bangkok International Digital Content Festival 2014” is focusing on business purpose and Digital content industry growth.  Activities in the event are business matching with international buyers such as Japan, Korea. Over 140 Thai delegations join this event to collaborate or co-production together. There are many exclusive seminar and workshop from international speaker who will be recognised in OSCAR, Hollywood or X-Men production team as well as business model session such as LINE.

The major highlight was presented is an exhibition which will be represent Digital Contents industry performance including education sector and related associations.

 Mr.Ong-Ard  Prapakamol, Managing Director, BEC-Tero TrueVisions Co. Ltd. also explain that BEC TERO and TRUE organized Bangkok Comic Con 2014, the event for comic fan including Super Hero, which held on 4-6 July 2014 at Royal Paragon Hall. This event will include special activities for comic fan such as inviting key players from Hollywood and Asia to join, celebrating 75 years of Batman, Game of Thrones activities. The joint event with Bangkok International Digital Content Festival 2014 will be the great step to move forward and become an international center of movies and animation as well as inviting international digital content performance from well-known character such as Ironman, Hulk, Batman, Gundum join with our Thai’s character; pangpound, shelldon. This is an empowering movement in Digital Content and see how we can develop our digital contents to global level.

 Bangkok International Digital Content Festival will be an annual greatest gathering of the region where ASEAN creativity unites to turn every moment into an opportunity.

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 Napamon Hongdalad